Super 8/8mm Film Scanner

Magnasonic Super 8/8mm Film Scanner

Digitize and View 3”, 5” and 7” Super 8/8mm Movie Reels (FS81)

$299.99 USD

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Super 8/8mm Film Scanner
Display 2.31” Color LCD Display
Focus Range Fixed Focus
Exposure Control Automatic/Manual (-2.0 EV ~ + 2.0 EV)
Recording Resolution 3.5 Megapixels
Scan Quality 1080p (1440 x 1080)
Scan Method Video Recording
Film Type 3”, 5”, and 7” Super 8/8mm reels (16mm - No)
Light Source LED Back Light
File Format MP4
Image Playback 20 frames per second
TV Out Type NTSC
Built-In Memory None
External Memory Card SD memory card up to 32GB (Class 4 and above)
Scan Speed 2 frames per second
Language English/French/German/Italian/Spanish/Japanese/Simplified Chinese/Traditional Chinese
Dimensions 12.6 (L) x 5.1 (W) x 7.5 (H) inches
Weight 4.4 lbs
Power Supply Input: AC 100-240V 50-60Hz 0.6A, Output: DC 12V/1.5A
Certifications FCC
UPC 061783270448
What's Included
  • FS81 Film Scanner
  • Film Reel
  • USB Cable
  • Power Adapter (5V/1A)
  • RCA Video Out TV Cable
  • Cleaning Cloth
  • Instruction Manual
  • Lifetime Customer Support
  • 1 Year Manufacturer’s Warranty

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating:

Talia, k May 27, 2022 Ontario, Canada

Started making a grinding noise and stopped working after 6 films

Karen B April 21, 2022 Ontario, Canada

Great little tool for converting all those 8mm and Super 8 family films. Interface is a little clunky but certainly more than adequate for what it needs to do. Customer support is outstanding as is fast delivery (received in less than 4 days!)

Lou Y February 10, 2022 Florida, United States

I have digitized over 35 small rolls and a couple of 7" reels of Super8 so far. More to do. Here is what I have learned:

The machine does a fine job but not without a little effort. It does not seem to like some splices, although splices with a good match of feed holes are OK. Pay attention and thread the films by the book. It is a little fussy about SD cards, I finally used a new high speed micro card in an adapter, formatting it every couple of rolls. I also connected a 27" TV for monitoring, this allowed me to see if there was any jitter and get an idea how the exposure was. A little hard to evaluate the exposure in black and white. If anything looked sketchy on the TV, I stopped after a few minutes and looked at the file on my computer. This was mostly unnecessary, but I was being cautious. I did have to go back and adjust exposure on a few rolls. Kodachrome aging seemed different than Ektachrome aging.

I cleaned all my film on my projector before converting, this mostly due to where the films were stored. I think I had to rerun 2 or maybe 3 rolls before I learned to format the SD card (this was a hint on Magnasonic's website). It also seems like sometimes it will stop at the end of a roll and sometimes not, but we got used to how long it took and didn't care.

When you start the machine, it advances a couple of frames and stops with the picture on the TV, this way you can see the exposure and focus. Nice feature once I learned not to leave the leader over the lens. If it was a choice, I would probably rate it at 4.5 just due to the SD card learning process, but I will give it a 5 because we liked the result and the extra effort learning how best to run it was minimal. It only jammed if the film had a real problem. If it does jam, it sits and digitizes the same frame over and over but does not hurt the film. Have to edit that out on the mp4 file.

It was really fun to look at 50 year old films on the computer, even though some have lost color; red does not age gracefully. No better or worse than the film although you can adjust the exposure. Some video editing programs will enhance the color and such. Our next adventure.

My son in law is waiting for his turn.

Henri February 1, 2022 Quebec, Canada

Friendly using. Awsome result

Berk S December 10, 2021

I have several totes full of 8mm and Super 8 movie film from 3 generations of family. I haven't had time to start on digitizing the films yet (that's a good winter project) but I took a5" reel of film at random and processed it to test the equipment, I found set up easy and I like that I could adjust the brightness of the film. I also the quality of the result pretty good when you consider that the film I used was almost 80 years old.The unit can't correct lousy photography or correct the loss of quality from old celluloid reel film but by and large I fine the result better than watching the reel on a flickering old projector!

Amazon Customer December 9, 2021

Excelente compra. Nos ha permitido recrear inolvidables momentos de nuestra historia familiar. Fácil de usar. Requiere paciencia pues hay que estar pendiente del proceso pues se puede atascar en cualquier momento. Había tenido muy mala experiencia con un servicio externo.

Wayne M December 9, 2021 British Columbia, Canada

The machine is easy enough to use but the end quality of the scan is not very good. As someone above wrote, watching this on any display larger than a smartphone is very disappointing.

Marc K. November 29, 2021 Ohio, United States

The machine works very well. The company corresponded with me which helped me decide to go with them instead of Amazon. They have also provided support! (You remember "Support"?)

Bass November 11, 2021

I have a lot of old Super 8 that I had transferred to video a while back on a projector screen and camcorder. The quality is much better with this device! It takes about 30 minutes to go through a 3-minute roll.

claude L November 11, 2021

Un travail efficace de transferts de films 8mm ou super 8 sur carte SD,.Un conseil ,avant de procéder aux transferts des films , s'assurer de bien se familiariser avec toutes les options disponibles de l'appareil qui sont quelque peu complexes, mais vous ne serez pas déçu , du moins je vous le souhaite....J'ai été personnellement satisfait du résultat des transferts.

Dawndra November 9, 2021

I read through the instructions twice and then went for it. Super easy to use and exactly what I needed to get all of our old family 8mm movies from the ‘50s and 60s captured digitally. I’m using a 16gb SD card and it’s plenty for the 50 or so 3” movies I have. This unit would have been perfect if it also captured sound but I knew ahead of time that it doesn’t. I’m super happy with this unit so far. Money well spent for the enjoyment our family is getting from these movies.

Amazon Customer October 11, 2021

It worked like advertised, but mine failed. It felt like it could have been refurbished. It had a film count of 20 before I used mine?That being said it did work on 8mm and super 8. It was very easy to use… until it quit on me

Travis September 27, 2021

It works as good or a little better than I hoped so far still have a few to do though

Amazon Customer September 23, 2021

Works as advertised.

AOM5531 September 23, 2021

Scanning went perfect, great view on 2" screen. Converted several super 8 films. Each MP4 file seemed to be appropriate size but when I went to play back on computer did not open. Used several players to open; Windows Media, Real Player, File Viewer, etc. All had problems and failed to open video.Going to try to contact manufacturer for help.

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